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maternal mental health

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Depression in fathers can hinder the development of healthy bonds between parent and child and lead to neglect. One L.A. pilot program is trying to prevent that.
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In 2015, fewer than 10 percent of new mothers were screened for depression at Cedars-Sinai in L.A. Psychologist Eynav Accortt set out to change that.
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Whether it's screening for developmental problems or catching adverse childhood experiences early, some doctors want to make the pediatrician's office a one-stop shop.
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When Jessica Porten sought help for postpartum depression, she wasn't expecting the nurse to call the police to escort her to the ER. She now believes moms need far better help for their mental health needs.
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Pregnant women in LA's safety net system often struggle to get adequate mental health care. The problem is made worse by the lack of psychiatrists trained to work with pregnant women.

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